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THE COLOURFUL POST-ELECTION SA

The colourful post-election landscape of South Africa   The general election of April 22nd has come and gone, and apart from a few administrative glitches, was largely a free and transparent process. Notwithstanding the continuing dominance of the African National Congress, the poll was highly competitive with South Africans turning out in...

LIONS TOUR 2009 Fixtures and Scores

Wikipedia Page:  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_British_and_Irish_Lions_tour_to_S...Website:  www.lionstour.com The 2009 British and Irish Lions Tour to South Africa is an international rugby union tour scheduled to take place from May to July 2009. The Lions will play a three-match Test series against South Africa and seven games against provincial teams.  

A MOTHER’S LOVE

Each Year in South Africa, the second Sunday in May brings with it a day in which children all over the country scuttle in a flurry to prepare their mothers a delicious breakfast in bed. They wake up early to pick fresh flowers from the garden, spend time painstakingly preparing...

SA FREEDOM DAY CELEBRATIONS

March rolls over and April blinks in the reality of 2009. South African’s start firing up the braai, cracking open a few castles and zone in for the pre-winter swims. Breathing out a relaxing sigh of relief and wrapped in the glory of the Super 14 Rugby, we braise ourselves...

SPORTS INJURY or Lower Back Pain

Website www.southfieldsphysio.co.uk   The musculoskeletal system is supported by the vertebral spine which can result in lower back pain as a common complaint suffered by sportsmen. These injuries generally involve the supporting muscles of the back including the hamstrings, buttocks and iliopsoas (groin) muscles along with the discs and vertebrae.

Paintball – Clint

What made you get into the paintballing game for a living? The sport itself is very exciting and fun, and to be able to forge a career in marketing such a unique product is not difficult when there are so many fans of paintball in the world.

ADD SOME SPARKLE TO YOUR LIFE

WITH THIS RING, I THEE WED…” This is a most intimate moment between two people, when they commit their lives to each other. And it is also a very proud moment for Petra Bierberg, owner and designer of Petra Jewellery Design, when it is one of her designs exchanging hands. 

FACE FIRST in Autumn

ACE FIRST This Autumn With Summer gone and Autumn here we are probably all experiencing the excesses of Summer and the party season, such as damaged locks and poor eating habits. It is the perfect time of year to reassess and revitalize your make up, skin and hair to get your...

FOOD FOR STRESS

Stressed and heading for burnout?  Try some Stress Busting Foods: A certain amount of stress is good – keeping us motivated, sharp and alert.  However, prolonged stress can have a range of negative effects on our health and if we don’t learn to manage it properly we suffer from a...

EATING PLAN FOR VITALITY

At this time of the season, when it is dark so early, the days are cold and lack natural, hot sunlight. At times like these it is easy to turn to comfort food which is an easy way of meeting a legitimate feeling or desire. These feelings are fuelled by...

SURVIVE THE CRUNCH

If I had £1 for every time I either heard the word ‘Credit Crunch’, then this so-called recession would be the furthest thing from my mind (cos I’ll be sipping pina coladas on my yacht somewhere in the Caribbean)

Bus driver – Peter Rishton

Everyday, thousands of people make use of the big red busses for which London is famous. But hardly any attention is ever paid to the driver of the bus, so SA Promo has seen it fit to interview ex Saffa teacher, Peter Rishton, who has taken up this job to...

Music promo – Living it Live

Who are Living it Live and what is your cool job?Musos. Drums. Guitars. Bass. Groupies. …aah and a well deserved beer at the end of it!  Living It Live is a Music Management company based in London and we provide one of the biggest platforms for South African musicians coming...

THE 80 20 RULE

Wikipedia Page  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_principleA very valuable lesson to learn ... In most cases, especially in relationships, you will only get 80% of what you NEED and you will hardly get the other 20% that you WANT in your relationship. There is always another person (man or woman) that you will meet...

DECISIONS DECISIONS!

We as South African expats have numerous challenges to face in the New Year. Sport is one of the areas where we will always be able to hold our heads up high! And one of our challenges comes in the form of a decision. Not the decision whether to watch...

SPRINGBOK YEAR END TOUR REVIEW

For a South African in London, there are not many greater feelings than beating the Poms in a game that they invented. Rugby is the sport, and Twickenham was the setting to round off a tour for the current World Champs, which was shrouded in a cloud of off-the-field discrepancies...

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